Critics Slammed ‘Newsweek’ For Its Tone Deaf Penis Balloon-Popping Trump Cover
By Izza Sofia, 14 Nov 2017
Newsweek is getting slammed for its latest cover.
For the upcoming November issue, the weekly news magazine used an image of a feminine hand jabbing a needle into a penis-shaped balloon to promote its lead article about women fighting against systemic sexual harassment.
“#MeToo is taking down powerful men in all fields. Is Donald Trump next?” the publication states in its cover.
The cover story, titled ‘How Donald Trump rules America’s Garden of Dicks and sparked the #MeToo movement,’ drew little comment but Newsweek’s cover image has been described as “tone deaf,” “terrible” and “wrong.”
Some critics used Twitter to ask the magazine why it seemed to equate female empowerment with the harming of men. Another accused Newsweek of turning the “exposure of sexual assault into satire.”
Take a look at some angry comments below.
So men's dicks are being deflated because they're being called out on sexually harassing and assaulting women? Oh, so sad for men's dicks that they can't be part of sexual abuse. That cover is fucking dumb.— Jarvis (@arvistj) November 9, 2017
This is a terrible cover. Depicting women who say they were sexually assaulted as just wanting to hurt dude's dicks is insensitive— Josselyn Berry (@joss_berry) November 9, 2017
You can find it yourself if you wish. I won't retweet it. The latest @Newsweek cover is incredibly tone deaf.— Lee Larson (@sportsdr44) November 10, 2017
Thank you. This is a MAJOR ugh. Why does every attempt at female empowerment and safety-seeking get equated with castrating or otherwise "harming" men? Enough.— Lily Burana 🗽 (@lilyburana) November 9, 2017
[via PetaPixel, opening image via Newsweek]
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